Man Tries To Sell A PlayStation 4, But Ends Up Getting Shot
We were hoping that with the greatly increased availability - as opposed to previous system launches - that no such tragedies would exist.
But you just can't stop humans from doing unbelievably stupid and evil things. As reported by the San Jose Mercury News, a man was shot dead in San Francisco's Bayview District during a proposed PlayStation 4 sale.
The 22-year-old man arranged to meet a prospective buyer of the PS4; when that happened the suspect shot the victim multiple times while he was still in his car with his girlfriend. The victim apparently gave up the system willingly, but that obviously wasn't enough to stay alive. Said Lt. Tim Plyer:
"I don't know that it's unique to PlayStation or anything else. People do robberies, and I don't know why this one transpired, but we'll do all that we can to investigate it."
Unique to PlayStation? ...what does that even mean? Don't blame the cop, though; based on the way that statement is worded, it sounds like someone asked him if the crime was "unique to PlayStation." Leave it up to mainstream journalists to ask such an idiotic question. Anyway, if anyone has any information on the case, they're encouraged to call the police department's anonymous tip line at 415-575-4444, or send a tip via text to TIP411 with "SFPD" in the message.
12/2/2013 11:47:49 AM Ben Dutka